Lucy Morrow grew up in the rural area of Donegal, northwest of Ireland, and graduated from the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork in 1990. She set up her studio in Brittany two years later, where she has worked since then. She has been a ceramics teacher at the André Malraux Centre For The Arts in Douarnenez, France, since 2001.
“My work, at the end of my studies and during the fifteen years following my arrival in Brittany, was slab-built earthenware or porcelain and based on anthropomorphic forms. In 2009 I began using slip-casting techniques, and I developed sculptures and installations in porcelain which were very much led by the slip-casting process. The early pieces, all drawn from cylindric or conic-shaped moulds, resembled shards or fragments. I then began to explore fitting these, assembling, binding, and organizing them in groups or grid formation. My early fragments were ligatured using rubber from bicycle tubes, which I normally use to secure my moulds during slip-casting, but here became part of the finished piece. My recent practice consists of small binary objects presented in groups, free-standing and wall installations. I cast everyday found objects, bottles, flasks, cups, handles, and beakers; the resulting casted fragments are joined to create “fitted” objects. The work involves assembling, fixing, and putting into order these incomplete serrated-edge shards.
I exhibit my work in my studio/gallery in France, Ireland, my country of origin, and internationally. One of my first slip cast pieces, “FitBox,” was awarded first prize at the international ceramic competition in Carouges in 2011, and since then, I have exhibited regularly throughout Europe. In 2022 I showed my work at Ceramics Art Andenne in Belgium and in the “Land/Marks” exhibition during the Argilla International Ceramics Festival, Faenza, alongside 42 other Irish makers.”
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